JERI RYAN'S SCANDALOUS DIVORCE BATTLE: THE SEX CLUBS, THE $MILLIONS
The bitter divorce battle between "Star Trek: Voyager" siren Jeri Ryan and her politico husband wasn't just about trips to sleazy sex clubs, it was about money -- big money!
Court papers filed in 2000 reveal that Jeri pocketed $20 million worth of stock in her settlement with investment banker Jack Ryan, who dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate from Illinois just days after the couple's scandalous court papers became public.
But in the papers obtained by The ENQUIRER, Jeri said what her husband "did not disclose to the court is that the shares of Goldman, Sachs stock are restricted. Recently, both Respondent (Jack) and I were able to sell some of these shares, and I believe Respondent received over $2,000,000, as did I. The remaining shares are restricted and cannot be sold at this time."
What's more, while 36-year-old Jeri -- who most recently starred in the FOX TV series "Boston Public" -- maintains that her husband to her knowledge was never unfaithful, he accused her of having an extramarital affair!
In September 1998, Jeri told her husband she was "in love with another man, whom I fell in love with after our relationship had fallen apart."
That man was "Star Trek" executive producer Brannon Braga.
Although he has publicly denied his ex-wife's claims, Jack Ryan's run for the Senate as a Republican was derailed by allegations in the court papers that in 1998 he'd tried to engage Jeri in illicit sexual activities.
"On three trips, one to New Orleans, one to New York and one to Paris, Respondent insisted I go to sex clubs with him," Jeri stated in the papers.
"Respondent took me to two clubs in New York during the day. One club I refused to go in. It had mattresses in cubicles. The other club he insisted I go to . . . It was a bizarre club with cages, whips and other apparatus hanging from the ceiling.
"Respondent wanted me to have sex with him there, with another couple watching. I refused.
"Respondent asked me to perform a sexual activity upon him, and he specifically asked other people to watch. I was very upset.
"We left the club, and Respondent apologized."
But later, "he took me to a sex club in Paris, without telling me where we were going," said Jeri.
"People were having sex everywhere. I cried, I was physically ill . . .
"I could not get over the incident, and my loss of any attraction to him as a result." -- MICHAEL GLYNN